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Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Art Gallery

Tue January 1 - Tue December 31

HARTLEY. OPEN TUES-SUN. The Kew–Y–Ahn Aboriginal Gallery project is a partnership between Arts OutWest, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Department of Environment and Heritage. Work by local Aboriginal painters, weavers, designers, jewellers and photographers from across the NSW Central West are on show and for sale in rotating exhibitions in the new gallery space.

2019 CWAS ‘David Malin Awards’

Fri 19 July 2019, - Tue 30 June 2020,

PARKES. At CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope. The Central West Astronomical Society (CWAS) is proud to announce the shortlisted finalists in the 2019 CWAS Astrophotography Awards - the "David Malin Awards".

Crystal Art Exhibition – Dr Jim Frazier OAM

Sat September 7 - Thu October 31

NEWBRIDGE. Dr Jim Frazier OAM will be showcasing artworks in the Olde Bridge Art Gallery in Newbridge. Dr Jim Frazier OAM is a renowned photographer, wildlife cinematographer, naturalist, artist and inventor.

Our Wardrobe: Bringing Characters to Life for 60 years – Grenfell Art Gallery Exhibition

Tue September 10 - Sun October 20

GRENFELL ART GALLERY, GRENFELL The Grenfell Dramatic Society is excited to showcase their wardrobe’s most beautiful vintage clothing, along with the production costumes that have brought their characters to life over the 60 years the Society has been active.

Hill End Artist Luke Sciberras Exhibition – River on the Brink: Inside the Murray-Darling Basin

Fri September 20 - Sun November 3

MILLERS POINT. River on the Brink is a creative response by a select group of artists, committed to the well -being of the fragile interconnected riverine systems that make up the great Murray-Darling Basin

Arlo Mountford: Deep Revolt

Sat September 28 - Sun December 1

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY, ORANGE. Deep Revolt is a mid-career survey exhibition of work by Melbourne based artist Arlo Mountford. Laden with references from art history and pop culture, Mountford’s large scale video installations, kinetic sculpture and animations take a wry look at the artistic canon through the lens of the contemporary.

Anemoia: Nostalgia for a Time I’ve Never Seen

Fri October 4 - Mon November 4

GANG GANG GALLERY, LITHGOW. Wendy Anne's current exhibition combines mixed media techniques with her signature loose sketching style. Rather than focusing on just one location they are based around themes such as railways, commerce and industry and include Lithgow’s surrounding towns and hamlets. They are Wendy Anne’s expressions of aneomia.

Central West Artist Antony Symons – Retrospective of a life’s work

Sat October 12 - Sun December 15

MILL POND FARM. This exhibition features the largest body of Antony Symons work ever shown and includes paintings in oil, watercolours, pastel works, etchings, woodcuts and monoprints, in addition to a spectacular group of sculpture in bronze and other materials - many of which were cast using the lost wax method in the artist’s own foundry.

Playback: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2018

Sat October 12 - Sun December 8

ORANGE REGIONAL GALLERY, ORANGE. Continuing the legacy of the Dobell Prize for Drawing and supported by the Sir William Dobell Foundation, this exhibition presents new work by eight contemporary Australian artists who are exploring history through crossovers between drawn and the moving image.

Orange Art Society – John Nevalainen

Mon October 14 - Fri November 8

ORANGE. The new exhibition of art from the members of the Orange Art Society Inc is now open and running until 8th November.

Milliner | Maker – Fiona Schofield

Mon October 14 - Sun October 27

CORNER STORE GALLERY, ORANGE. Local Milliner Fiona Schofield brings her workroom and wares to The Corner Store Gallery for a second year to delight the senses.

Gathering Thread – A Digital Exhibition

Tue October 15 - Thu October 31

BATHURST. An online exhibition that showcases art works from pre-service Visual Arts secondary teachers, whom are undertaking an art-making task that aims to approximate the experience of a Year 12 Visual Arts student who tackles the daunting task of producing a body of work.

Sassy Park: Looking for Gold

Fri October 18 - Sun December 1

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. Sassy Park: Looking for Gold, a solo exhibition by Sydney based artist Sassy Park, will be on display in the BRAG foyer. Park undertook a Hill End Artist in Residency in May 2019, where she was struck with gold fever.

Notes from the Wetlands

Fri October 18 - Sun October 27

PEISLEY ST GALLERY, ORANGE. A solo exhibition of new works by Orange-based artist Rhonda Campbell

Threads Through Art: Australian Tapestries

Fri October 18 - Sun December 1

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. Threads Through Art: Australian Tapestries is a survey exhibition and celebration of Australian art through the tapestry medium. Over the decades Australian artists have collaborated with weavers and tapestry workshops in France, Portugal and since 1976, the Australian Tapestry Workshop.

Heather Dunn: Palette of Place

Fri October 18 - Sun December 1

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY, BATHURST. Heather Dunn: Palette of Place displays the work of Bathurst based textile artist Heather Dunn, showcasing her tapestries inspired by the landscape and colours of Hill End. Using dyes created from local organic material, Dunn’s tapestries comprise rich ochres, wattle yellow and subtle shades of green.

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The What’s On calendar covers arts events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Whilst all care is taken and accuracy is our priority we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au